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‘I Love the Cedar River’ meeting Nov. 16 covers flood-risk reduction, river management

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King County, the King County Flood Control District and the Cedar River Council co-host the sixth-annual “I Love the Cedar River” community meeting and open house, Nov. 16, when interested residents can learn about flood protection, restoration and river management.

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The sixth-annual, “I Love the Cedarcedar_river_2016 River” community meeting and open house is planned for Nov. 16 in Maple Valley, when residents can learn more about flood-risk reduction and restoration projects and related activities on the Cedar River.

Set for 6-8:30 p.m. at the Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley, this annual meeting provides a state-of-the-river update for the community that covers the latest projects, a question-and-answer session, and opportunities for residents to talk to a variety of people who are involved in managing the Cedar River.

King County, City of Renton, and Seattle Public Utilities employees will provide updates on several items, including:

• The Cedar River Corridor Plan;
• The Riverbend and Elliot Bridge Reach Project;
• Large wood and river closures;
• The Cedar River Maintenance Dredge and Elliott Spawning Channel Inlet Improvement Project; and
• The Cedar River water resources operations.

During the open house portion of the evening, residents can discuss projects with representatives from: the King County Flood Control District, King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Cedar River Council, City of Renton, Forterra, S.H.A.D.O.W., and the Lake Washington/Cedar/Sammamish Watershed (WRIA8) coordinators.

For more information, to request special accommodations, or to request interpreter services please call 206-477-4812. Information is also available at kingcounty.gov/rivers.

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The King County Flood Control District is a special purpose government created to provide funding and policy oversight for flood protection projects and programs in King County. The Flood Control District’s Board is composed of the members of the King County Council. The Water and Land Resources Division of the King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks develops and implements the approved flood protection projects and programs. Information is available at kingcountyfloodcontrol.org.